Oppo A9 (4GB RAM, 2020)  +1 variation

price₹ 15,990 onwards

launchSep, 2019

34.8

excellence score

68.9

value for money score

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2-Minute Review

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Design

  • Stylish, impressive dual-color 3D gradient design, and good built quality
  • The curved back panel gradually meets the side to provide an easy-to-hold experience
  • A bit bulky
  • Like all glossy rear panels, the rear does easily attract fingerprints and smudges

Display

  • Decent 6.5-inch IPS LCD screen with HD+ (720×1600 pixels) resolution, an 82.5 percent screen-to-body ratio, and a water-drop notch
  • Decent color reproduction and brightness
  • Widevine L1 certification for HD video playback on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video
  • The panel is quite glossy so you may find it difficult to read content under direct sunlight

Software

  • ColorOS is a fairly refined, sophisticated custom Android skin, with a number of useful add-on features
  • Like most custom Android skins, it's not quite as simple, and clutter-free as stock Android

Peformance

  • Solid performance with a Snapdragon 665 powering the internals - both day-to-day stuff, and gaming is smooth
  • It's definitely not category-leading performance though, many competitors provide faster processors

Camera

  • Decent overall camera performance for the price bracket
  • The device comes with a quad-camera setup - a 48-megapixel primary sensor + 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens + two 2MP cameras for "artistic portrait effects"
  • You get good results in ideal lighting conditions across the board - the 48-megapixel primary sensor captures good images with decent texture, colors, and detail - the camera can capture impressive images in an ideal or sometimes challenging situation with good amount of dynamic range
  • The camera manages to take okay images in low light, but things improve dramatically with the dedicated “Night” mode
  • With the portrait mode, the A9 2020 does a decent job in background separation (though the 2 additional cameras for "artistic portrait effects" don't seem to add much value)
  • Decent 16-megapixel front camera sensor for selfies
  • Overall, while the camera setup is decent for the price bracket, again it's not really category leading

Audio

  • Offers a good stereo audio effect with its bottom and top firing speakers

Battery

  • Very good battery life with a large 5000mAh battery - you will comfortably get 2 days of use
  • Support for reverse charging - you can use the device as a power bank to charge another smartphone
  • No fast charging support (the included 10W charger inside the box with charges the device from 0 to 100 percent in about 2 hours and 25 minutes)

Verdict

  • On it's own the Oppo A9 2020 is a pretty decent mid-range phone with 2 key highlights - a stylish design and a very good battery life - but its cameras and performance are nothing special, which puts it behind a lot of the competition in this hotly contested price category

Expert Reviews

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  1. Has a few good features to offer...but overall, it is outclassed by rivals like the Realme X
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  2. Fighting the competition in style...but the competition might give you better value for your hard earned cash
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  3. A decent smartphone...but given the better value for money competition from likes of Redmi Note 8 Pro, Realme 5 Pro, Vivo Z1X, and Moto G8 Plus, the Oppo A90 2020 might find it difficult to stay in the race
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Without any standout feature, we are afraid Oppo A9 2020 may find it difficult to carve a space for itself in the India smartphone market
    gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Ideal choice for those looking for good camera and premium looks
    thenewsminute.com in-depth Read Review »

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Oppo A9 (4GB RAM, 2020) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 9.0 PieLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1600 pixels (~ 270 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
NotchYes
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 665Ranked #32 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 610
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity5000 mAh
Dimensions
Weight195 gm
Thickness9.1 mm
Width75.6 mm
Camera
Primary Camera48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • 48MP: 1/2.25" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; F/1.8 Aperture; EIS
  • 8MP: 119° Ultra-wide lens; F/2.25 Aperture; 1.12um Pixel Size
  • 2MP: Mono-chrome Sensor; F/2.4 Aperture; 1.75um Pixel Size
  • 2MP: Macro Lens; F/2.4 Aperture
  • 1.75um Pixel Size
Secondary Camera16MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 1/3.1" Sensor Size
  • 1.0um Pixel Size
  • HDR
  • Beautification
  • Filters
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
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Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
Stereo SpeakersYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • Dolby Atmos

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